Slacker Logo

Boards of Canada

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Boards of Canada are the duo of Michael Sandison (born June 1, 1970) and Marcus Eoin (born July 21, 1971). Based on the northern coast of Scotland, the group got its start on acclaimed experimental electronica label Skam in 1996 after recording an obscene number of tracks and pressing the best of them up as a miniscule-run 12", Twoism, an eight-track promo EP the group sent to labels in lieu of a demonstration tape. The pair's first official release appeared on Skam toward the middle of 1996, and was quickly hailed as among the label's finest releases to date. Titled Hi Scores, the EP is an engaging mix of simple, infectious three-part synth melodies, subtle hip-hop and electro references, and alternately tense and relaxing beatwork endlessly repeated in shifting combinations (à la Autechre, Bochum Welt, and Cylob). Almost a mini-LP at six tracks and nearly half an hour in length, the debut was followed in late 1996 by a series of live gigs opening for Plaid and Autechre, as well as compilation tracks for Uvm and Skam/Musik Aus Strom side project label Mask (under the name Hellinterface). Further releases for Skam, Mask, and 4th World in-house label Ampoule were scheduled, and in 1998 Boards of Canada issued Music Has the Right to Children, a landmark for electronic listening music that was widely copied. Nearly four years later (and after the release of only a single four-track EP and the archival Peel Sessions), the duo returned with its second LP, Geogaddi. Another long wait followed, until in October 2005 Boards of Canada released The Campfire Headphase, which introduced subtle changes into the pair's sound. A six-track EP, Trans Canada Highway, appeared in May 2006. After seven years of silence, the duo announced new music was on the horizon in typically cryptic fashion: a mysterious album released on Record Store Day 2013 was one of several clues that Boards of Canada's fourth album, the darker, more streamlined Tomorrow's Harvest, would arrive that June. ~ Sean Cooper
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Boards of Canada

false

    15 songs

    On Air

    The Campfire Headphase

    1 song

    On Air

    Reach For The Dead

    17 songs

    On Air

    Tomorrow's Harvest

    23 songs

    On Air

    Geogaddi

    6 songs

    On Air

    Trans Canada Highway

    8 songs

    On Air

    Twoism

    15 songs

    On Air

    Campfire Headphase [2-LP]

    22 songs

    On Air

    Geogaddi [3-LP]

    17 songs

    On Air

    Music Has the Right to Children [2-LP]

    18 songs

    On Air

    Music Has the Right to Children

    24 songs

    On Air

    Geogaddi

    18 songs

    On Air

    Music Has the Right to Children

    6 songs

    On Air

    Boards Of Canada

    6 songs

    On Air

    Hi Scores

    6 songs

    On Air

    Hi Scores

    4 songs

    On Air

    In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country

    4 songs

    On Air

    In A Beautiful Place

    3 songs

    On Air

    Peel Sessions


Top Songs by
Boards of Canada

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Dayvan Cowboy
  3.   Chromakey Dreamcoat
  4.   Peacock Tail
  5.   Roygbiv
  6.   Left Side Drive
  7.   Oscar See Through Red Eye
  8.   Come to Dust
  9.   Pete Standing Alone
  10.   Skyliner
  11.   Sixtyniner
  12.   Oirectine
  13.   Julie and Candy
  14.   1969
  15.   Nothing Is Real
  16.   Sunshine Recorder
  17.   Gemini
  18.   Rue the Whirl
  19.   Music Is Math
  20.   Sixtyten
  21.   Telephasic Workshop
  22.   Reach for the Dead by Franz Ferdinand
  23.   An Eagle in Your Mind
  24.   New Seeds
  25.   Cold Earth
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Boards of Canada

    On Air

    Mensa Mix

    On Air

    Chill [Non-Voc]

    On Air

    Chillwave

    On Air

    Chill

    On Air

    Radiohead: DNA

    On Air

    Capital Cities: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Electronic

    On Air

    Metropolitan Mood

    On Air

    Coffee House

    On Air

    Hotel Poolside

    On Air

    Adult Chill

    On Air

    Alternative Chill


Artists Related to
Boards of Canada

On Air

Autechre

On Air

Bola

On Air

µ-Ziq

On Air

Plaid

On Air

Loden

On Air

Arovane

On Air

Freeform

On Air

Mouse on Mars

On Air

Funkstörung

On Air

Two Lone Swordsmen

On Air

Casino Versus Japan

On Air

Kelpe

On Air

The Black Dog

On Air

Air Liquide

On Air

Four Tet

On Air

Aphex Twin

On Air

Seefeel

On Air

Fennesz

On Air

Nightmares on Wax

On Air

Jega

On Air

Luke Vibert

On Air

Jimi Tenor

On Air

The Sabres of Paradise

On Air

Locust

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |